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Dance Legend Pina Bausch Lives on in 3-D!

Known for her expressive dance form, called ‘Tanztheater’ or ‘dance theatre’, choreographer Pina Bausch distinguished herself from the formalism of classical ballet and post modern forms of dance. Bausch was interested in showcasing “WHAT” moves people, instead of “HOW” people move. Her work ushered in a new era of dance shaped by startling images and high drama — which engendered both adulation and harsh criticism. Film maker Wim Wellers pays tribute to Bausch with a film retrospective documentary of Bausch done in 3-D. Continue reading

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Dance Tributes to Dance Legends: Frankie Manning, the King of Swing

As mourning for dance GREATS have been felt deeply as of late, most recently with Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Michael Jackson, and Frankie Manning, 2009 has balanced this sadness with jubilation and a renewed celebration for dancing. This posting celebrates the life-long Lindy Hop dancer, Frankie Manning, and showcases his impact on dance across generations and across the globe. Continue reading

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Is it Live or Is it Cinedance?

Next week, on May 13th at Kinetic Cinema, Victoria Murphy will present a provocative talk and screening in which she proposes a way to define and think about what cinedance is and is not. Continue reading

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The Radiant Movement Presents a Dance Film Night in Queens

Kinetic Cinema has company! A new monthly dance film series has started in Queens curated by Alexx Shilling at her dance/yoga/Pilates studio in Long Island City, The Radiant Movement. The Dance Film Nights happen on the last Sunday of each month. This Sunday, March 29th you can see a great documentary about the “mother” of experimental dance film, Maya Deren as well as shorts by acclaimed choreographer/performer Maureen Fleming. Continue reading

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Opportunity for Dance & Technology Artists

Sabine Klaus (aka Creation Editor) is starting a video documentary program focusing on dance technology in collaboration with Dance-Tech.net and Tendu.tv. The shooting will start in early 2009 and the 22min documentaries will be promoted on dance-tech and screened on Tendu TV in full-length. It will be a great way to get your work promoted and made known for FREE! Continue reading

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Reminder – Elizabeth Zimmer at Kinetic Cinema Tonight!

Tonight’s Kinetic Cinema program, curated and hosted by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer is not to be missed! She will be showing two rarely seen documentaries, including 1987’s “The Way Things Go,” showing a fascinating Rube Goldberg-like kinetic sculpture by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and a 2007 documentary on six downtown dance artists moderated and interviewed by Zimmer.
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Kinetic Cinema with Elizabeth Zimmer

Next Monday, Oct 6th you won’t want to miss veteran dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer at Kinetic Cinema. As the editor of the seminal book “Envisioning Dance On Film and Video” (Routledge, 2002), Elizabeth Zimmer has researched and grappled with issues of mediatized dance extensively. For her Oct 6th program she will show two documentaries that offer very different approaches to movement for screen.
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